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Read more about Exploring Physical Phenomena

Exploring Physical Phenomena

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: van Zee and Gire

Publisher: Oregon State University

License: CC BY-SA

This course is intended for prospective and practicing elementary and middle school teachers. By exploring physical phenomena in class, you will learn science in ways in which you are expected to teach science in schools or in informal settings such as afterschool programs, youth group meetings, and museum workshops. This course also is appropriate for general science students and others interested in exploring some of the physical phenomena underlying global climate change.

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Read more about All Things Flow: Fluid Mechanics for the Natural Sciences

All Things Flow: Fluid Mechanics for the Natural Sciences

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributor: Smyth

Publisher: Oregon State University

License: CC BY-NC

This book began as lecture notes for an Oregon State University course in fluid mechanics, designed for beginning graduate students in physical oceanography. Because of its fundamental nature, this course is often taken by students outside physical oceanography, e.g., atmospheric science, civil engineering, physics and mathematics.

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Read more about A Guide to the Principles of Animal Nutrition

A Guide to the Principles of Animal Nutrition

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Cherian

Publisher: Oregon State University

License: CC BY-NC

Based on over 20 years of teaching experience in animal nutrition, this study guide will enhance learning basic food animal nutritional principles.

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Read more about Environmental Toxicology

Environmental Toxicology

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: van Gestel

Publisher: Environmental Toxicology

License: CC BY

This open online textbook on Environmental Toxicology aims at covering the field in its full width, including aspects of environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, toxicology and risk assessment. With that, it will contribute to improving the quality, continuity and transparency of the education in environmental toxicology. We also want to make sure that fundamental insights on fate and effects of chemicals gained in the past are combined with recent approaches of effect assessment and molecular analysis of mechanisms causing toxicity.

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Read more about Nutrition: Science and Everyday Application - beta v 0.1

Nutrition: Science and Everyday Application - beta v 0.1

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Callahan, Leonard, and Powell

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY-NC

This book is designed as an OER text and learning resource for undergraduate students enrolled in FN 225 Nutrition at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. The book covers basic nutrition and metabolism, information literacy, energy balance, nutrition across life stages, dietary supplements, an in-depth look at each of the macronutrients, and major functions of vitamins and minerals.

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Read more about Histology and Embryology for Dental Hygiene

Histology and Embryology for Dental Hygiene

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Sheldahl and Yapp

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This eBook makes use of animated images to focus on concepts in histology and embryology, as well as hyperlinks to promote non-linear reading and learning. It is aimed at college students in a dental hygienist program.

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Read more about Physical Geography - Version 1

Physical Geography - Version 1

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Patrich and Radtke

Publisher: College of the Canyons

License: CC BY

Welcome to Physical Geography at College of the Canyons.

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Read more about Introductory Chemistry - 1st Canadian Edition

Introductory Chemistry - 1st Canadian Edition

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributors: Ball and Key

Publisher: BCcampus

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The goal of this textbook is not to make you an expert. True expertise in any field is a years-long endeavor. Here I will survey some of the basic topics of chemistry. This survey should give you enough knowledge to appreciate the impact of chemistry in everyday life and, if necessary, prepare you for additional instruction in chemistry.

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Read more about Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs for the Biosciences

Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs for the Biosciences

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributor: O'Grady

Publisher: Austin Community College

License: CC BY

This 125-page course textbook, entitled Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs for the Biosciences, was created by Jack O'Grady, M.S., professor at Austin Community College. This textbook accompanies the course BITC 1340: Quality Assurance for the Biosciences.

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Read more about Relativity Lite: A Pictorial Translation of Einstein’s Theories of Motion and Gravity

Relativity Lite: A Pictorial Translation of Einstein’s Theories of Motion and Gravity

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Straton

Publisher: Portland State University Library

License: CC BY-NC

Relativity Lite is designed for courses like my 100-student General Astronomy sequence. Relativity Lite translates the mathematical equations conventional relativity texts rely upon into pictures that are readily understood and contain within them the mathematical essentials. This new book would provide the comprehensive coverage needed to understand, in sufficient depth, these three linked areas of our reality.

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